Prospecting for conservation: federal mining law encourages environmental conflict rather than free-market negotiation

After President Trump reduced the size of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, environmentalists feared the lands would be opened up … More

Secretary Zinke’s Bears Ears recommendation would empower tribes and promote better stewardship

Last week, Interior Secretary Zinke released an interim report suggesting that the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument should be redrawn and management of the area reconsidered. In less than a day, before knowing what the new boundaries or management would be, lawsuits were threatened. If carried out, the proposal will empower tribes, promote better stewardship, and limit unnecessary regulation.